KES, a diversified Higher Educational Institute (HEI), having campuses in Kolkata and Siliguri of the state of West Bengal, with plans to set afoot in the North Eastern Region of India, offers a wide range of Bachelor and Master level Programs in Education, Law, Management, Engineering, Applied and Basic Sciences, Commerce. The society also runs a high school. The dual campus in Kolkata with its 150 plus faculties across disciplines and the core mentor group comprising of esteemed academicians and academic administrators of yesteryear from reputed HEI, like Jadavpur University, Calcutta University, Indian Institute of Technology, to name a few were exposed to an interactive seminar on, “Social Media and its importance in Higher Education” and “Role of Academicians and Academic Administrators in the Branding of an HEI”.
The facilitator, Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty, a Teaching-Learning professional from the Middle-east, conducted the proceedings by citing illustrations, case studies, examples and experiences, earned in the Gulf Cooperation Council (Region), as well as South Asia. The objective of the seminar was to blend technology in the teaching and learning process in an optimal manner, while retaining the age old, time-tested conventional pedagogical techniques, with the necessary changes.
The Question and Answer session was a detailed, with pointed practical questions from the participants, who were eager to know about the strategies that needs to be adopted so as to make the much needed changes in the teaching and learning environment. Although the group at the corporate level had been in the forefront of innovation, creativity and human capital nurturing in the Higher Education Sector, the top management wanted to continue with its unflinching interest to make any and every changes in the welfare of the student and employer community of the Indian state of West Bengal.
The facilitator would take this opportunity to thank the top management of KES, the event management committee as well as the participants, for making the program a grand success.
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